Better than Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho! Robert Lewandowski hits Barcelona milestone quicker than Camp Nou legends

Robert Lewandowski has reached 50 goals as a Barcelona player, hitting the milestone in fewer games than Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho required.


The prolific Polish frontman bagged a brace for the Blaugrana in his latest outing – as he inspired a 2-1 victory over Celta Vigo. Lewandowski secured three points for Barca when holding his nerve to convert a 97th-minute penalty.

Lewandowski has now hit a half-century in Catalunya, with that notable achievement placing him in illustrious company. It has taken the 35-year-old frontman – who left Bayern Munich in 2022 – just 79 matches to reach 50 goals.

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Only two men have been quicker to 50 efforts for Barcelona. Samuel Eto’o and Luis Suarez, who were once iconic No.9s themselves at Camp Nou, made their way to a half-century in 68 appearances. Eight-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi needed 117 games – after bursting onto the scene as a teenager – while Brazilian playmaker Ronaldinho required 108.

Lewandowski, who savoured La Liga title glory in his debut campaign with Barca, will be hoping that there are many more goals to come. He has, however, seen questions asked of his future amid talk of a move to Saudi Arabia or MLS being made.


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